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1001 Insults, Put-Downs, and Comebacks

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ISBN-10: 1592287972

ISBN-13: 9781592287970

Edition: 2005

Authors: Steven D. Price

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"The stupid person's idea of a clever person."--Elizabeth Bowen on Aldous Huxley "That insolent little ruffian, that crapulous lout. When he quitted a sofa, he left behind him a smear."--Norman Cameron on Dylan Thomas An insult can be bad-mannered, offensive, and infuriating, but every one of us has surely had one of those moments when we just wish we had thought of a good one. Unlike most of us, however, there are those who always seem to have the perfect comeback. 1001 Insults, Put-Downs, and Comebacks gathers together the very sharpest of these barbs from a wide variety of sources, with some of the wickedest put-downs from the literary, political, and entertainment worlds, along with…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 10/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 7.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Steven D. Price is the author of eighteen books on equestrian subjects, including "The Horseman's Illustrated Dictionary", "Essential Riding", "The Quotable Horse Lover", & "The American Quarter Horse". His writing has appeared in "The New York Times", "Travel & Leisure", "Practical Horseman", & "America's Horse". He lives in New York City.

A collection of often impolite but always witty taunts from the world’s masters of the studied insult. An insult can be bad-mannered, offensive, and infuriating, but everyone has surely had one of those moments when we just wish we had thought of a good one. Unlike most of us however, there are those who always seem to have the perfect comeback. 1001 Insults, Put-Downs, and Comebacks gathers together the very sharpest of these barbs from a wide variety of sources with some of the wickedest put-downs from the literary, political, and entertainment worlds, along with many others, including: “He had a mind so fine that no idea could violate it.”—T. S. Eliot on Henry James “I’ve had a…